Friday, July 14, 2023

The Holy Spirit Book Study: Better Than the Very Best Friend

The Holy Spirit Book Study: Better Than the Very Best Friend
-Roy Lessin, Meeting in the Meadow

Excerpt from Chapter 3
Better Than the Very Best Friend



Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.” John 16:7 NKJV

The Holy Spirit is even better than the very best friend, because He is the HOLY Spirit—all of His characteristics are expressed in the purest of ways and for the highest purpose.

HE IS KIND—The Holy Spirit is gentle like a dove. (Matthew 3:16)
HE IS LOYAL—The Holy Spirit always directs us into God’s will and plan for our lives. (Acts 13:2)
HE IS TRUTHFUL—The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of Truth. (John 16:13)
HE IS HONEST—The Holy Spirit bears witness to everything that is good and right. (Hebrews 10:15)
HE IS DEPENDABLE—The Holy Spirit is always with us and is there for us. (John 14:17)
HE IS PATIENT—The Holy Spirit waits for His fruit to grow and mature in our lives. (Galatians 5:22-23)
HE IS ENCOURAGING—The Holy Spirit is the One who edifies, builds up, and gives us wise counsel. (Isaiah 11:2)
HE IS HELPFUL—The Holy Spirit is the perfect Helper who comes alongside us to reassure is in every possible way. (John 14:26)
HE IS COMFORTING—The Holy Spirit is the tender Comforter. He knows our sorrows and sees our tears. (Acts 9:31)
HE IS LOVING—The Holy Spirit is the One who fills our hearts with the love of God. (Romans 5:5)

Just as we can be assured that the Holy Spirit will always express the characteristics mentioned above, we can also be assured that the Holy Spirit will never express cruelty, unfaithfulness, deception, unreliability, impatience, discouragement, unhelpfulness, indifference, or hatefulness.

© 2017, 2023 Roy Lessin, The Holy Spirit Book. Used with permission. All rights reserved.



APPLICATION: How can you allow the Holy Spirit to work His fruit in you and make your relationships with others more meaningful?

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